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Museum Wedding

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Meiji Mura’s “Museum Wedding” display in St. John’s Church (Inuyama, Japan — formerly in Kyoto)

Christian churches aren’t common in Japan. Those that exist tend to be tiny boxes or rented spaces. Recently, however, getting married in a fancy Christian church has become fashionable. In addition, people are willing to spend far more on weddings than on other goods and services. Therefore, (fake) Christian chapels have sprung up with the intent of hosting weddings, not church services.

Today’s photo comes from a real church, but a church that hasn’t been used for its original purpose in many decades. St. John’s Church was built in 1907 and designed by James McDonald Gardiner, an American Anglican church missionary who spent much of his life in Meiji Era Japan. The church was relocated from Kyoto’s Kawaramachi Street to Meiji Mura in 1963.

Now, if you have enough money, you can get married there.

Japanese lovers

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Japanese lovers – a boy and his girl

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Japanese lovers – a girl and her cell phone

おせんべい屋さん

Kikumi Sembei Sohonten yanaka tokyo

菊見煎餅総本店

This cracker shop has been in business since the 19th Century. You can find it across the street from the famous Isetatsu paper shop in Yanaka (Sendagi actually).

Kikumi Senbei Sohonten, 3-37-16 Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku. 03-3821-1215. Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Mondays. One minute walk from Sendagi subway station.

Wolf Hoffmann impersonating Mike Tyson

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Mark Tornillo and Wolf Hoffmann (Getaway Rock Festival 2011 – Gavle, Sweden)

@accepttheband

World Series MVP

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David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox (2013 World Series MVP)

Baseball is a fickle sport.

The Book of Mormon and Jesus Christ Superstar

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Times Square – New York

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